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Last Updated: 6th November 2019

U16 County Squad


The Under 16 squad coaches would like to welcome all the players selected for the squad for the 2019/20 season. We are looking forward to the new season.

Squad Facts

Players born in 2005 or 2006 are eligible for the Under 16 squad. Trials for the squad were held in June 2019, and we selected 29 players:

Girls: Seher Baweja, Ana Chatoo, Maia Di Gesaro, Ameera Haji, Sneha Jogi, Nisini Karnasooriya Ragalage, Aamena Merali, Hanaan Merali, Maggie Moylan, Arshia Pathak, Katie Savage, Kaaviya Suresh-Vidhya

Boys: Charlie Aitken, Adiveer Baweja, Alastair Bennett, Chris Clark, Kieran Clark, Anish Deshpande, Ben Hahn, James Joseph, Krish Mahbubani, Tom Mumford, Aarav Raheja, Thomas Rock, Sai Thokola, Kieran Vijay, Chamath Wijayasundara, Charlie Windebank, Frank Zhang

Many of these players already had a national singles grading at the start of the 2019/20 season:

  • Grade F: Aarav Raheja
  • Grade G: James Joseph, Charlie Windebank
  • Grade H: Charlie Aitken, Adiveer Baweja, Alastair Bennett, Anish Deshpande, Krish Mahbubani, Katie Savage
  • Grade I: Ana Chatoo, Maia Di Gesaro, Sneha Jogi, Maggie Moylan, Thomas Rock
  • Grade J: Seher Baweja, Chris Clark, Kieran Clark, Ben Hahn, Arshia Pathak, Sai Thokola

Under 16 Squad members 2019/2020

The squad meets for training on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm in the following weeks:

  • 4 September - 23 October 2019 (8 weeks)
  • 6 November - 11 December 2019 (6 weeks)
  • 8 January - 12 February 2020 (6 weeks)
  • 26 February - 1 April 2020 (6 weeks)
  • 22 April - 20 May 2020 (5 weeks)

The training sessions are held at:

  • Hertfordshire Sports Village, University of Hertfordshire De Havilland campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU


The squad is managed and coaching is provided at the training sessions by three coaches, qualified with Badminton England Certificates:

Coaches 2019/2020


Tournament play, underpinned by regular high quality training, is the most effective way to improve as a player, developing your own skills and learning from other successful players. So we encourage members of the squad to compete regularly in these events.

All squad players should compete in the HJBA tournaments at their own age group and ideally, for an extra challenge, in some of the older age group events as well. For details about the tournaments please click on the Tournaments menu button or here. To download entry forms please click on the Downloads menu button or here.

We also expect squad members to play at least four Badminton England tournaments during the season, though more ambitious players will play many more. Performances in these tournaments count towards gradings in the national ranking system. Entry forms are available from the Badminton England website. Click here to go to the relevant BE page.

Please keep the coaches up-to-date with your results at these tournaments.


We play inter-county matches as follows;

  • Shires League, a season-long competition with play-offs and then a national finals day in May. In 2019/20 we are again running two Under 16 teams in the League.
  • Friendlies, arranged as the calendar permits.

Selection will be on merit, but we also try to give all squad members opportunities to develop by playing competitively for Hertfordshire.

The present fixture list is HERE Updates will be made to it as the season progresses, for instance as we add the details of friendly matches with other counties, so squad players should keep an eye on it.

 Contact us | Kevin Maughan, Secretary Tel: 01438 712944 | e-mail: admin@hjba.org.uk |

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